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A Small Place
A Small Place
by Jamaica Kincaid
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A brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua--by the author of Annie John "If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see. If you come by aeroplane, you will land at the V. C. Bird International Airport. Vere Cornwall (V. C... (read more)

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Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II
Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II
by Mitchell Zuckoff
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“A lost world, man-eating tribesmen, lush andimpenetrable jungles, stranded American fliers (one of them a dame withgreat gams, for heaven's sake), a startling rescue mission. . . . This is atrue story made in heaven for a writer as talented as... (read more)

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The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Lost: A Memoir of Three Continents, Two Friends, and One Unexpected Adventure
The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Lost: A Memoir of Three Continents, Two Friends, and One Unexpected Adventure
by Rachel Friedman
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Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia
Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia
by Janet Wallach
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A Time of Gifts
A Time of Gifts
by Patrick Leigh Fermor
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At the age of eighteen, Patrick Leigh Fermor set off from the heart of London on an epic journey--to walk to Constantinople. A Time of Gifts is the rich account of his adventures as far as Hungary, after which Between the Woods and the Water continues... (read more)

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Seek: Reports from the Edges of America and Beyond
Seek: Reports from the Edges of America and Beyond
by Denis Johnson
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The best thing about Denis Johnson's writing is that he never seems to take the easy way out. Some of these nonfiction pieces in this collection are searing and brutal, a few are soul searching, and a couple just plain funny. They made me think about... (read more)

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Short Walk in the Hindu Kush (2ND 08 Edition)
Short Walk in the Hindu Kush (2ND 08 Edition)
by Eric Newby
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The most successful travel writer of his generation, Eric Newby's account of his climbing expedition in a remote corner of Afghanistan is impossible to read without laughing out loud.... (read more)

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Watermark
Watermark
by Joseph Brodsky
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In this brief, intense, gem-like book, equal parts extended autobiographical essay and prose poem, Brodsky turns his eye to the seductive and enigmatic city of Venice. A mosaic of 48 short chapters--each recalling a specific episode from one of his many... (read more)

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Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why
Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why
by Laurence Gonzales
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In ?, Laurence Gonzalez combines hard science and powerful storytelling to illustrate the mysteries of survival, whether in the wilderness or in meeting any of life's great challenges. This gripping narrative, the first book to describe the art and... (read more)

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Travels in a Thin Country: A Journey Through Chile (Modern Library)
Travels in a Thin Country: A Journey Through Chile (Modern Library)
by Sara Wheeler
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"She is a marvelous writer — funny, elegant and observant. As a traveling companion, Sara Wheeler is shrewd and amusing and likeable and well informed...not just a good but an outstanding travel writer." The... (read more)

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On Mexican Time: A New Life in San Miguel
On Mexican Time: A New Life in San Miguel
by Tony Cohan
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An American writer and his wife find a new homeand a new lease on lifein the charming sixteenth-century hill town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. When Los Angeles novelist Tony Cohan and his artist wife, Masako, visited central Mexico one winter they... (read more)

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Innocents Abroad and Roughing It (Library of America)
Innocents Abroad and Roughing It (Library of America)
by Mark Twain
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Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri, in 1835, and died at Redding, Connecticut in 1910. In his person and in his pursuits he was a man of extraordinary contrasts. Although he left school at twelve when his father died, he... (read more)

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The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier
The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier
by Thaddeus Carhart
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The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia
The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia
by Michael Booth
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A witty, informative, “strenuously humorous” (The Guardian), and popular travelogue about the Scandinavian countries and how they may not be as happy or as perfect as we assume. Journalist Michael Booth has lived among the Scandinavians for... (read more)

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The Man Who Walked Through Time: The Story of the First Trip Afoot Through the Grand Canyon
The Man Who Walked Through Time: The Story of the First Trip Afoot Through the Grand Canyon
by Colin Fletcher
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The Best American Travel Writing 2007 (Best American Travel Writing)
The Best American Travel Writing 2007 (Best American Travel Writing)
by Susan Orlean
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The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the countrys finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volumes series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines... (read more)

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River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze (P.S.)
River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze (P.S.)
by Peter Hessler
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Nina Sovich had always yearned for adventures in faraway places; she imagined herself leading the life of a solitary traveler. Yet at the age of thirty-four, she found herself married and contemplating motherhood. Catching her reflection in a window... (read more)

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Mindfulness on the Go (Shambhala Pocket Classic): Simple Meditation Practices You Can Do Anywhere (Shambhala Pocket Classics)
Mindfulness on the Go (Shambhala Pocket Classic): Simple Meditation Practices You Can Do Anywhere (Shambhala Pocket Classics)
by Jan Chozen Bays, M.d.
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JAN CHOZEN BAYS, MD, is a Zen master in the White Plum lineage of the late master Taizan Maezumi Roshi. She serves as a priest and teacher at the Jizo Mountain-Great Vow Zen Monastery in Clatskanie, Oregon. She is also a pediatrician who specializes in... (read more)

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Best American Travel Writing 2012 (12 Edition)
Best American Travel Writing 2012 (12 Edition)
by William T. Vollmann
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In his introduction to The Best American Travel Writing 2008, editor Anthony Bourdain writes that the pieces that “spoke the loudest and most powerfully to me were usually evocative of the darker side, those moments fearful, sublime, and absurd; the... (read more)

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The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places
The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places
by John Keay
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A timely reissue of this classic collection, formerly titled The Mammoth Book of Explorers, contains over 40 fascinating first-hand accounts of exploration including the first crossing of North America, exploration of the Congo, and adventures in Machu... (read more)

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